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First Flight Park

  • 2700 Mercedes Avenue
  • Fort Worth, TX 76107
  • Region: West 7th

First Flight Park honors the January day in 1911 when a Frenchman named Roland G. Garros lifted off in his Bleriot monoplane, marking the first powered flight from Fort Worth soil. Garros took off from the Fort Worth Driving Park, a racetrack situated near the current-day Montgomery Plaza off West Seventh Street. The park features a full-sized replica of a Bleriot XI measuring nearly 9 feet long with a wingspan of more than 25 feet. A Texas historic marker was dedicated at the site in 2014.